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Pixton was an excellent tool in my Grade 10 writing course. The ease of evaluation, setting projects, class rubrics, and teacher supervision was amazing. Student projects were creative, informative and students were very much engaged. Great software and a great site for teachers to manage classes and assign projects. Five stars all the way.

– Mr. Tulk, Grade 10 English

Teacher in Deer Lake, Newfoundland

It allowed an alternate form of a unit project for a set of English classes. The teacher and students were very excited about using it and enjoyed the process.

– Mr. DiSalvo, Tech Specialist

Alexandria, Virginia

It motivated the students to do their work. I used it to have them illustrate literary vocabulary.

– Ms. Bushby, 6th Grade

Teacher in Chestertown, Maryland

Fun, imaginative, hands on way to express and share ideas.

– Ms. Parker, Teacher

Old Town, Maine

It allowed my students to grasp a better understanding of what dialogue is all about and how to use/write it.

– Mr. Jette, 10th Grade

Teacher in East Windsor, Connecticut

Pixton for Schools has huge value. The students were connected and found the learning fun. The programme engaged our low acheivers and they found pixton very rewarding.

– Ms. Grieve

Whangarei, New Zealand

This was a great program for my students. They created panels of events leading to the Revolutionary War. They had to illustrate through their panels the relationship each panel had to the war. They loved the creative parts, and were impressed with their final product.

– Ms. Boffoli, 5th Grade English

Teacher in Longmeadhow, Massachusetts

On-task time during class was incredibly high, and all the students enjoyed sharing their comics on the Smartboard with the rest of the class. It is amazing how these tech-native students quickly master this medium.

– Ms. Gatheridge, 9th Grade

Teacher in Hallock, Minnesota

Pixton for Schools gave my class a challenge to put together their narrative writing into comic form, but also gave them great satisfaction and enjoyment in being able to produce something unique and creative.

– Ms. Shaw, Year 7

Teacher in Queensland, Australia

The kids loved it, and it was a user-friendly way of sending important Student Council messages to others in the school. The students were able to make simple comics, but they could also spend more time to create more complex ones.

– Ms. Levy, Teacher

San Mateo, California

Pixton was a great way for my students to express themselves through their comic strip while also applying their knowledge of writing in French!

– Ms. Goldthorp, 10th Grade French

Teacher in Haddon Heights, New Jersey

Pixton for Schools allows for student creativity in a very easy to use forum. I am a huge supporter of the service and know the students enjoyed using the software.

– Mr. Klingeman, 9th Grade Teacher

Altoona, Pennsylvania

Pixton is one of my favorite web tools. I use it with vocabulary; I assign each student a few of the week's words. The assignment is to show, not tell, what the vocabulary words mean in a comic. The kids love it and so do I!

– Ms. Hartman, Technology Integration

Westampton, New Jersey

The students were able to use Pixton to create their own "graphic memoirs" after reading Stitches, by David Small. Pixton allowed them to explore the relationship between words and images in telling a story.

– Ms. Kelly, 9th Grade

Teacher in Kent, Connecticut

We used Pixton for Schools as a tool to respond to independent reading of books. Students used the comic strip format to show characters' conflicts, story summary, and plot development. As a teacher I liked that all work and comments required my approval before publishing. The students liked the features, such as background choices and drawing tools to "build" their characters.

– Ms. Escott, Teacher

Reading, Pennsylvania

In a creative project with specific learning standards, Pixton allowed students to collaborate in groups to produce an educational work that was fun to make and they were proud to share.

– Mr. Wellington, 8th Grade History

Teacher in California

The kids were very engaged and were learning skills like sequencing, sentence structure and story building while having a great time.

– Ms. Stein, 6th Grade English

Teacher in Minnesota

My students loved it! Pixton was a fun way for students to summarize a book. I think this would be a great alternative to a test, and what could be better than using technology to do so? I am impressed with all students could do with their comic strip.

– Ms. Lange, 7th Grade

Teacher in Marinette, Wisconsin

Pixton for Schools was a great way for students to practice written dialogue using the Spanish phrases we learned in class. I also loved the feature that allowed me to create a rubric on the site, use it for grading, and have students self-evaluate with the same rubric.

– Ms. Perez, 10th Grade Spanish

Teacher in Haddon Heights, New Jersey

The students really enjoyed using it to demonstrate what they had learnt and the assessment was really easy to use.

– Mr. Wilshaw, 11th Grade

Teacher in Rickmansworth, UK

It was a fantastic and easy to use learning tool which kept all my students engaged.

– Mr. McGillicuddy, Grade 3

Teacher in NSW, Australia

Pixton for Schools was an excellent resource for my students to use to incorporate technology in science.

– Ms. Moon, 4th Grade Science Teacher

Panama City, Florida

It gave my students a new way to express themselves.

– Ms. Sasscer, Computers/Math

Teacher in Owings, Maryland

I LOVED Pixton for Schools! My students LOVED it. It was so easy to differentiate for my varying levels of learners. As they worked on projects they were actually having fun, laughing, and learning content – a teacher's dream!

– Liz L., teacher

Manheim, Pennsylvania

Pixton is far superior to any other comic creation site on the web since the characters can easily be customized... Instead of the “usual” assignments given to students, Pixton offers another choice that allows students to be much more creative while using critical thinking skills.

– Keri Green

Massachusetts New Literacies Institute

My students that don't normally want to write, were writing dialogue and loving it. After they completed their assignment on bullying prevention, they created other comics on different topics on their own. Comics are another form of writing, with a twist that students enjoy.

– Ms. Trella, 7th Grade

Teacher in Youngstown, Ohio

I loved being able to have the student create comics for their Spanish class using their vocabulary! They could be creative and funny, and yet meet the criteria set forth in the assignment.

– Ms. White

Spanish Teacher in Adams, Nebraska

All the alternative facial expressions and body movements, as well as speech bubbles, added to students' ability to get just the right mood. It was not only fun for the students, but there were so many options the students could use to make the comic fit the scene.

– Grace Mueller, teacher

Doris Miller Junior High
Winner of $1,000 Time Warner Cable's Spotlight on
Education Award for project "Pixton with Shakespeare"

Students gave considerable thought to story structure and sequencing. They enjoyed working on their projects in class and at home.

– Mr. Memmott, Computers Teacher

Oberlin, Ohio

It is an incredible product. I have been creating a database of teacher websites and this product really stands out.

– Teachers First

teachersfirst.com

My students enjoyed being creative with Pixton for Schools. We also like that you don't need to install it onto computers in the school. The online nature of it makes it so easy.

– Ms. Hill, Grade 7

Languages Teacher in Australia

Pixton was an excellent tool for our students to use that allowed them to use and practice using technology in a creative way.

– Ms. Wells, Grade 5 Teacher

Winnipeg, Manitoba

It enabled students who can't draw to present information in a graphic genre. It also enables teachers to create assignments to prevent plagiarism.

– Ms. in't Veld, Teacher-Librarian

Kamloops, British Columbia

Fantastic creative way to present OCR Science information. Pixton improved students literacy and understanding.

– Mr. Coles, Teacher

Leeds, UK

Awesome. I found it very well designed and I enjoyed the oversight the program gives teachers over their classes.

– Mr. Gray, Grade 11

English Teacher in Fountain, Colorado

Pixton is very user-friendly, designed in a safe way for students. It's a fun and easy way to reinforce all Language Arts skills, especially for those who are not strong readers.

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